Gudaf Tsegaye is a 24-year-old Olympic 5000m bronze medalist, while Selemon Berga is a 22-year-old reigning Olympic 10,000m champion. Gudaf holds the highest world ranking for the women’s 1500m and won several races like the 800m, 3000m, 5000m, and 10,000m. Selemon holds the highest world ranking for men’s 5000m and won several competitions for 1500m, 3000m, and 10,000m.
They both won the 2022 final World Athletics Indoor Tour held in Madrid in their fields. Gudaf and Selemon had a dominant win and set a meeting record of 3:57.38 & 7:34.04, respectively.
Their points from Madrid will crown them as the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Tour winners and give them a wild card for the World Championships in Belgrade (March 18-20). This means that Ethiopia will send three representatives instead of two.
In addition, Ethiopia had the top five wins for the 2022 final World Athletics Indoor Tour. The top five for the women’s 1500m were Gudaf Tsegaye, Hirut Meshesha, Freweyni Hailu, Axumawit Embaye, and Dawit Seyaum. The top two for the men’s 3000m were Selemon Berga and Lamecha Girma.